Lynch – meaning of the word and examples

If a crowed of people lynch someone who they believe is guilty of a crime, they kill him without a legal trial, usually by hanging. (Cambridge Dictionary)

(of a group of people) kill (someone) for an alleged offence without a legal trial, especially by hanging. (Oxford Dictionaries)

If a group of people lynch someone, they kill that person without letting them have a trial, especially by hanging, because they believe that the person has committed a crime. (Collins Dictionary)

Examples

What is lynching and why killer mob goes unpunished.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/lynching-india-1287911-2018-07-17

The Meaning of India’s ‘Beef Lynchings’.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/07/india-modi-beef-lynching-muslim-partition/533739/

The High and Low Tech of It: The Meaning of Lynching and the Death of Emmett Till.

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/36742

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